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U.S. wins Algarve Cup, Canada claims Cyprus Cup title

The U.S. Women’s National Team won its eighth Algarve Cup title with a 4-2, come-from-behind win over Iceland, while the Canadian Women’s National Team knocked off Holland, 2-1 in overtime, to win its third Cyprus Cup in the last four years. Japan and France finished in third place at Algarve and Cyprus, respectively. (more…)

Historic day at both Cyprus Cup and Algarve Cup

Kelly Smith won her 100th cap with England and scored in a 2-0 win over Italy at the Cyprus Cup, while Iceland beat Sweden for the first time ever, shocking the No. 4 FIFA ranked team in the world, 2-1, at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. In other action today at Algarve, the U.S. Women’s National Team beat Japan (2-1), Norway beat Finland (2-1), Denmark beat China (1-0), Portugal beat Wales (3-1), and Romania beat Chile (2-0). In Cyprus, Canada, France, South Korea, and the Netherlands won, while Russia and Mexico played to a scoreless draw. (more…)

Felicia Schroeder, Liz Ruberry, Janelle Cordia sign for Åland United

Three U.S. players – Felicia Schroeder, Liz Ruberry, and Janelle Cordia – have signed with the Finnish club Åland United of Naisten Liiga, the highest division of soccer in Finland. Schroeder played two years at the University of South Carolina (leading goal scorer as a sophomore) before transferring to Purdue University (tied for team lead in goals scored her senior years). She was featured in the December 1, 2010 issue of Our Game (Defying All Odds). She’s a member of the U.S. Deaf National Team. (more…)